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Applet Tablet Speculation: Can We Create a Market Out of This?

Maybe there is some way to improve the economy out of all of this Apple Tablet speculation. I mean, betting on futures is a big part of Wall Street is it not? But seriously, this morning’s news says some interesting things about a possible Apple Tablet and tech coverage.

NY Times executive editor Bill Keller in a talk to employees mentions an “impending Apple Tablet” and everyone goes crazy. It’s caught on video, so it must be real. Yep, that makes it a sure thing too.

Then, we’ve got reports that the SIM card for a possible Apple Tablet is going on sale from Foxcon, the supposed Apple Tablet maker.  Wow. That sort of sews up all those rumors now, doesn’t it. It’s a sure thing for sure.

The rumors have long since gotten tired. The depths to which folks go to grab rumors has gotten comical. Apple will or will not release a Tablet at some point. The hype on this mythical device has gone beyond the surreal, and is probably going to doom whatever Steve Jobs holds up in the air at some event to all sorts of negative reaction when it doesn’t live up to they hype.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m as excited as anyone about a possible Apple Tablet. I still hope it comes to be. But I think the mythology about this new device is going to be very very difficult to turn into a reality in most folks minds.

And speaking of mythical Tablets, Ben over at UMPC Portal offers some interesting speculation as to what may or may not be happening with the Crunchpad, another device that keeps gaining mirage-like qualities as the days go by.

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4 Comments

  1. Xavier Lanier

    10/26/2009 at 7:41 am

    Actually we could create a market out of this. There are several sites that allow you to become a market maker over just about anything, such as who’s going to win elections, which movies are going to top the box office or who’s going to show up on a magazine cover.
    I wouldn’t bet on it though…

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  2. BB

    10/26/2009 at 8:48 am

    Why doesn’t some manufacturer simply make a tablet or UMPC with components known to work with the Mac OS. Sell it with Windows (wink, wink) and let the hackintosh community have at it.

    They will sell a million.

    bb

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  3. JOE

    10/26/2009 at 9:56 am

    I wish we were getting this kind of rumor-craze about the Courier. That has me so much more excited than itablet.

    For both products, the funniest thing to me is how rumor mongers are making assertions about prices on products that don’t exist yet. Saying what they will cost based 9as far as I can tell) on what they want it to cost.

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  4. Ben L.

    10/26/2009 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for the shout out Warner. These stupid Apple Tablet rumors are killing me. We should either profit from it — if people insist upon going crazy over the slightest non-info — or band together and not propagate those stupid rumors until there is actual substantial evidence.

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